ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley spoke at the first county council meeting since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the outbreak of riots that followed.

He urged the community to try to stay calm during the investigation.

“I recently received a communication from the White House today, letting me know that the president is monitoring the situation, and will provide whatever necessary assistance that we believe will be necessary,” Dooley said.

He went on to say the situation will be a test for “all of us,” and all eyes will be on the leadership and the people.

“The world is watching, and we need to get it right the first time,” Dooley said.

North St. Louis County will be setting up crisis support services this week through the Children’s Services Fund, with an emphasis in the Normandy School District where Brown graduated last year.

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